Gokulam is the place where Shri Krishna blossomed in to a divine incarnation. It is here that Krishna's magical days of childhood were spent and his powers came to be recognized. Every child has that spark of divinity within. Balagokulam is a forum for children to discover and manifest that divinity. Balagokulam will enable Hindu children to appreciate their cultural roots, learn Hindu values in an enjoyable manner and make good friends. They will also develop a sense of Sewa, Service to humankind. Our goal is to promote our national and cultural heritage and to unite the society.
Balagokulam is a unique initiative to impart value education to children in fun-filled environment with the goal of imparting pride for nation and culture in the young sharp minds who form the fundamental pillar for our and world’s future.
Currently there are 60 centers across the Hyderabad, mostly concentrated on gated communities. About 1500 children attend such sessions in these centers on weekly basis.
Balagokulams are running in gated communities across Hyderabad and Secunderabad including areas like Gacchibowli, Madhapur, Kondapur, Miyapur, Bachupally, Kukatpally, Dilsukhnagar, Adiktmet, Narayanguda, Lingampalli, Manikonda, Khairtabad, Sri Nagar Colony, Kompally, Suchitra and more.
You may be very pleased to know that all the Balagokulam sessions are conducted absolutely free of charge by dedicated volunteers coming from varied backgrounds including IT professionals, teachers, doctors, journalists and so on.
Each community drives its own activity.
All the weekly activities will be free of charge.
Though completely voluntary, we will try our best to execute it as professionally as possible.
We will keep our expenses close to zero throughout the year & whatever little expenses are to be made will be taken care by volunteers themselves.
The key events/celebrations conducted by Balagokulams last year include –
Summer Camps in 14 locations with total participation of 450+ children.
Grand International Yoga Day celebrations across more than 20 locations in the city. 1000 children and 400 adults participated in the same. The highlight of the day was Flash Yoga performance by 50 Balagokulam children in InOrbit Mall near Hitech City.
Balagokulam children celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas paying tributes to the great Kargil heroes through a breath taking performance in InOrbit Mall near Hitech city charging up the atmosphere full of patriotism.
Hundreds of Balagokulam Children and Shikshaks celebrated RakshaBandhan by tying Rakhis across various flats/houses in the community taking the message of “I protect you, you protect me, together we protect our Nation and our Dharma”. The highlight of the events was the outreach and tying of rakshas to Security Guards, Watchmen, Maids and Association Staff by Balagokulam children and Shikshaks.
Krishna Janmastami was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm across various Balagokulams in Hyderabad. More than 1800 children and 1200 adults participated in it which conducted Janmastami events across various communities.
Clay Ganesha Workshops were conducted in 50+ Gated communities this year. More than 3000 children participated in these workshops.
For Diwali, some Balagokulam children sent their Diwali wishes to Soldiers under #Sandesh2Soldiers initiative, some BG families invited university students from Northeast for lunch at their home, some distributed sweets, clothes & crackers to the less fortunate children around while many others did Diya painting and went around the community seeking blessings from elders.
A typical Balagokulam session is about 1.5 hours conducted once a week with activities including Yoga, Surya Namaskar, Games, Patriotic Songs, Stories, Art work and so on.